Our teeth have protective enamel and it acts as a guard to the main part called dentine. But when the enamel wears off due to any reason then this softer portion gets exposed. It is in this condition that Tooth Sensitivity occurs, especially when consuming any cold or hot substance, solid or liquid. In this condition the affected person feels pain and serious discomfort. These are the symptoms also for this condition.
HOW IS TOOTH SENSITIVITY DIAGNOSED?
Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing gums from receding and causing sensitive-tooth pain. Brushing teeth incorrectly, or over-brush will make the gums become sensitive. During an examination the dental team will talk to you about your symptoms. They will look at your teeth to find out what is causing the sensitivity and to find the best way of treating it.
HOW IS TOOTH SENSITIVITY TREATED?
The dental team may treat the affected teeth with special ‘desensitising' products to help relieve the symptoms. Fluoride gels, rinses or varnishes can be applied to sensitive teeth. These can be painted onto the teeth at regular appointments one or two weeks apart, to build up some protection. Sensitivity can take some time to settle, and you may need to have several appointments. If this still does not help, your dental team may seal or fill around the neck of the tooth, where the tooth and gum meet, to cover exposed dentine. In very serious cases it may be necessary to root-fill the tooth.
DID YOU KNOW?
That teeth whitening procedures may also be one of the causes for Tooth Sensitivity?